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Tech Addiction—The Truth About Tech

Tech Addiction—The Truth About Tech

The topic of tech addiction is gaining momentum. In February, a gathering of Silicon Valley alumni, whistleblowers and Washington lobbyists in the US capital, heard warnings of potential links between tech addiction and sleep disruption, poor academic performance, anxiety, depression, obesity, social isolation and suicide.

March Madness Hacker Scam

March Madness Hacker Scam

The latest hacker scam is March Madness!  It seems that hackers like to capitalize on current popular events. Recently, it was the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day – well, now it’s March Madness!
So, hackers are now spoofing popular March Madness websites, and that includes bracket sites and live game streaming.

Firewall: Don’t Leave the Windows Open

Firewall: Don’t Leave the Windows Open

A computer without a firewall is like leaving the doors open, the windows down and the keys in the ignition of your car. You might as well leave a sign that says “steal me!”
Protecting your computer systems from malicious users intent on disrupting your operations or -- even worse -- stealing your private data or intellectual property must be an IT priority.

**IT happens when your office moves!

**IT happens when your office moves!

When an office moves, especially when IT moves, it may actually be more stressful than moving your home and family. One thing is for sure -- the IT and telephone systems are the lifeblood of any company. If these systems aren’t working and the phones aren’t ringing then you can’t run your business.

Private Cloud Vs. Public Cloud Computing

Private Cloud Vs. Public Cloud Computing

Everyone agrees that there are many benefits to cloud computing, but whether to manage resources in a private or public cloud solution is the question.
Public Cloud Computing
Public clouds such as Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure have a number of benefits:

Utility Model –                                                                                                     With a Public Cloud, users pay by the hour for computer resources.

Using Quickbooks?

Using Quickbooks?

As you probably know--using Quickbooks is pretty much a gold standard for anyone working in accounting these days.

However, there have been a lot of changes lately.

First, Quickbooks, like most software, is offering an Online version, or Software As A Service (SaaS), and It will most likely eclipse the desktop version.

Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR’s):The Big Picture

Quarterly Business Reviews (QBR’s):The Big Picture

Quarterly Business Reviews are quarterly meetings that look at the business big picture. So, an outline of the existing state of a clients’ business and how their IT partner is helping them reach their goals.
“Strategic budgeting and planning are critical,” says Kiev C. Brownlee, president and CEO of Chicago-based KB Consulting Services Inc.

Big Brand Phishing: Be the One that Got Away!

Big Brand Phishing: Be the One that Got Away!

It seems that lately, phishing attacks have turned into an “obvious” problem. Now cybercriminals have turned to big brand phishing. This week’s Scam Attack is directed at Netflix. This big brand phishing campaign goes after your login, credit card, and ID.
Since phishing attacks rarely make the news these days.